Sourdough Starter for Beginners

Sourdough is not only delicious, but it’s essential for certain grains like rye that don’t have the right proteins to rise with baker’s yeast. Before the slow, lagering process for beer was developed, bakers would often get their yeast from brewers, who were essentially left with a starter after brewing. This wild brewers yeast would help […]

La Chasse-galerie: the flying canoe myth of French-Canada

French-Canadian settlers came primarily from the Normandy region of France. As such, they brought Norman myths with them, which themselves descended from ancient Norse myths brought by Viking colonists. The original Germanic myth involves a hunt by supernatural-beings (such as Odin) nowadays called The Wild Hunt. Ordinary people would get sucked into the chaos of […]